The Nintendo Direct Mini today brought a ton of news on games new and old, and of the Wii U ports coming. One of the most exciting is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Before Cuphead hit, perhaps one of the toughest, yet actually fair, platformers was Retro’s Tropical Freeze. The game is gorgeous from beginning to end and has some pretty fun boss fights. However, as it was on the Wii U not many people have had a chance to play it.
With the release on the Switch, players both experienced and inexperienced can enjoy Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. But how can inexperienced or new players enjoy such a brutal game you may ask? Simple, with the addition of Funky Kong. This surfing pal of Donkey Kong comes with a handful of moves that make him a great addition to the game for those that want to enjoy the game, but may have a tough time or for kids that want to play it. He has unlimited rolls, unlimited barrel rolls underwater, he can double jump and hover; Funky Kong is basically a P Wing character for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
As well as adding Funky, players will once again join Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong on an adventure through countless levels as they fight off the pirate marauders that threaten their islands. While the game is tough, it’s easily one of my all-time favorite platformers and I will gladly pick it up so I can replay it, as well as play it on the go. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is releasing on the Nintendo Switch on May 4, which will at least give us a few weeks to prepare ourselves before Dark Souls Remastered also hits the Switch on May 25. Is your body ready?
Source: Nintendo Direct Mini